Michel's at the Colony Surf

4.7
2827 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French
Come & experience French fine-dining cuisine at its best at Hawaii's premier ocean front restaurant, voted "Most Romantic Restaurant" by "The Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" on Oahu's Gold Coast

Update August 2020
TAKE OUT AVAILABLE

All guests will be required to wear a face mask

We are encouraging guests to use sanitizer, available at the restaurant entrance

We are practicing social distancing

We may deny entry to customers with high fever, above 100.4°F, or who may not be feeling well. Please allow us to take your temperature using noncontact thermometer at the entrance to the restaurant

Restaurant staffs will be wearing face mask to serve our guests

We will be wiping common areas, furniture & fixtures frequently with disinfectant

Maximum seating per table will be 5 persons

Bar counter seating is not available until further notice

We ask for your kind understanding & cooperation

Please visit michelshawaii.com for more information

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2827 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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CharlesD
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dining experience at Michel’s was excellent. From start to finish.

A beautiful sunset, excellent service, excellent food, a very quiet and enjoyable atmosphere.

Our server was a very polite young man and deserves a big Mahalo from us.

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vipLVLisa
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was impeccable! The renovations made the restaurant even more lovely than before!

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vipMichaelK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent!
Safety protocols were followed and open air dining makes for a very comfortable experience.

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Sharlett
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Kyle, was professional and attentive. The location is beautiful and the food was exquisite.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service: everything was top-notch as would be expected of a restaurant of Michel's reputation! Especially appreciated was not only the accomodation of my request for a window-side table, but also the special birthday dessert that was prepared for my companion!

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AmandaL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Could not have had a better experience. Our server Somxay (I apologize if I forgot the spelling) was professional and on top of everything. He was a delight to be around. The tasting menu and wine pairing were phenomenal and I only wish I’d had room to continue eating. Thank you for the wonderful evening!

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Amber
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my birthday and everything was great! They had my name on the menu for my table and the service was very impressive. Our server Johnny was very friendly and professional. The food was GREAT, the valet was very nice. Just a great place all around.

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vipAnnabel
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Fantastic view; beautiful sunset; great service!

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Rhoda
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I celebrated my birthday here tonight but nothing significant to remember. Food was okay although I probably wouldn’t crave for anything I had tonight from their menu. Furthermore, I probably will not return. Service was okay but not impeccable for this type of restaurant. The manager only greets certain tables and had gone above and beyond helping this one particular table while he ignored the other tables. He had a favorite table and favorite customers seeming to favor certain ones and does not treat all customers similarly. We were placed in a back table facing the dining tables in front of us. I hated that set-up since I had no choice but to watch the tables in front of me, and they were able to watch us while we ate. No privacy. I really have nothing special to say about this restaurant from my own experience on my special day.

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vipOHHI
Hawaii
79 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, gourmet dining in a relaxed open air environment with fabulous views. Thank you Phillip and Sai for a perfect experience. Worth mentioning is the safety protocols that added to our overall dining experience.

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vipPaulineLovesBacon
Hawaii
51 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

White glove treatment!

Personalized service, sweeping views and amazing food! It was a perfect dinner with my husband to celebrate his 29th year with the Air Force, thank you for making everything wonderful.

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vipETTL
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and awesome view the ocean from any table. Service is outstanding and food is wonderful! Champagne little pricey but good choices. One of the best restaurants on Oahu!

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Berna
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel's is a wonderful place for a sunset dinner and a romantic celebration. We've been to this restaurant several times, but not during COVID and I have to say, besides wearing masks when not at the table, we could barely notice the difference. Though staff were very conscientious about cleanliness.

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vipJohnny
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the Best restaurants on the island. I always make sure to dine at This restaurant every-time I’m in Hawaii.

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vipgtkyl72
Hawaii
102 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a continuation of our world food tour; tonight it was Vive la France! We were seated at a wonderful table by the beach but we had to ask to be moved because some beach goers were smoking and their smoke was wafting into the restaurant. The table we were moved to turned out to be better in every way ... it was still on the beach but at the Diamond Head end so we were the recipient of the cooling breeze from the air conditioning.

We were greeted by Chef Hardy Kintscher and the entire experience was memorable. We started with amuse bouche, little crisps of delight, accompanied by glasses of Empress 1908 gin and Fever Tree tonic water, served so artfully.

Our appetizers were the escargot and the foie gras. The escargot was served with toast points; excellent but perhaps could have benefited from a touch more garlic (we love garlic). The Foie Gras was divine ... the dish was stunning!

We had the Chateaubriand for two, carved tableside and served with grace and elegance. It came with a bouquet of vegetables and a dollop of mashed potatoes with a slice of mushroom atop. With the entrée we had glasses of Overture by Opus One; a prefect match.

To finish our meal we each had the chocolate soufflé; what can I say... a perfect finish to a perfect meal.

Highly recommended!

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Lilia
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was good, the course menu was a very long process.

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vipCathy
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was impeccable. Service was professional yet personable. Table-side preparations are well done and a terrific addition to a very memorable evening. This restaurant has our very highest recommendation.

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CatrinaF
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our anniversary it was so a perfect night out for mom and dad. The menus were even customized with our name and the date

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vipStephanieS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around fantastic experience. Thanks for making it special!

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vipLouisa
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Been coming to Michele’s for 30 years and always make it a special part of any Hawaiian trip. I don’t know if it was Covid or a change in Chef’s or procurement but the food was very disappointing. The service was still excellent and the view can’t be beat but the food has got to change.

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YUKE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They will always serve best food with best service and ambience. You will never be disappointed.

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vipLyubaN
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants for its food, magical location and excellent service. Only thing is- I go there so many years requesting a table by the “window” and never ever got seated there. Pls share what I should do to get that table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a glorious dinner experience at Michel’s. My husband, son, and I ordered the tasting menu, and it was outstanding! It was a special evening to celebrate my son joining us on Hawaii.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond expectations!!!

IA
vipIanA
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great, but not a full menu. Waitress was excellent, but service was not the same. The restaurant does a good job in making you feel safe and the tables were nicely spaced. Nothing is the same during COVID but it's still a lot better than eating at home.

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vipKaimukiWahine
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had forgotten how lovely it was to dine here. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server jhadi was excellent!! Very kind and knowledgeable!

KM
vipKellyM
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family of 5 came to celebrate my dad’s 78th birthday—we had a great time! The service was impeccable (as always) and the food divine. Two of us had the mahi-mahi, two of us split the chateaubriand, and the fifth had the N.Y. strip. Every dish was wonderful. The chocolate soufflés at the end were superb as well. An excellent experience!

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hiyella1
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The view is AMAZING almost with the price of the meal alone. Service is exceptional. Staff is well trained and anticipate you every need. We had high expectations for the food. Fresh ingredients prepared well with great presentation. It tasted bland and assembly line ish. We are going back post Covid and give them another shot.

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JamesonD
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined in for my partner's birthday. Wonderful service from Royce! Everything was clean and proper health/safety measures were enforced. We enjoyed the 'A Taste of Michel's' and everything was delicious. Great place to have a romantic evening!

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gkka
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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Peony
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michel's provides a dining and service experience with a beautiful ocean view. Food is consistently top notch in quality, and the staff is most professional. It's a must-do restaurant if one wants fine dining in Hawaii.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s my first time here to celebrate my birthday. Many of my friends recommend it and I heard it’s great for special occasion.
I had the most amazing experience and truly made my night special. Our server kalani (I think that’s his name) gave us excellent service throughout our dinner. He was very welcoming, professional and kind. We had lot of laughter & fun during our conversation. He often offer to take our picture! I am very happy and enjoy my celebration at Michel. I highly recommend it’s a very romantic restaurant with beautiful ocean view, outstanding service and very delicious food. I had the chef course menu set.
Will definitely be back again soon for another special occasion!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The first come first serve policy for the tables by the windows was a lie. Not happy with how the manager handled it.

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PaulT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Ambiance a padded plus, highly recommended

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Jacey
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. What a wonderful place. We love it here. Service is always wonderful and the food is consistently great. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience5

Amazing drinks, cute place to dine next to the beach but the food it’s not tasty at all !! :( u expect way more for a place like this

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MatthewM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, incredible food, and the perfect place for a romantic evening. Absolutely stellar evening!

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david
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

overpriced. nice view. a lot of better places in waikiki

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb. Wait staff was attentive and courteous. Safety and cleaning precautions were taken. Very clean restaurant and tables were spaced apart. Loved every bite of our delicious food and loved the atmosphere.

FAQs

Michel's at the Colony Surf offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 923-6552.

Michel's at the Colony Surf is rated 4.7 stars by 2827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.